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COVID: Annual vaccination for critically ill patients 12 years of age and adults 60 years and older begins today

To continue the process of mass vaccination of the population, This Monday, November 14, vaccination against COVID-19 begins with a bivalent dose for all people aged 60 years and older, as well as patients with chronic diseases aged 12 years. who have received at least one booster dose by May 29 or who have received their primary regimen by July 24.

In case of older patients aged 12 to 59 years, the following diseases are considered:

  • chronic lung disease.
  • Neurological diseases.
  • chronic kidney disease.
  • Chronic liver disease.
  • Metabolic disease.
  • heart disease
  • Arterial hypertension in pharmacological treatment
  • obesity.
  • autoimmune disease.
  • Cancer treatment is going on.
  • lack of immunity
  • severe mental illness.
  • dialysis patients
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The dose of the bivalent vaccine is specifically Designed to combat not only the original Wuhan strain, but the Omicron variant as wellThe most widespread and most contagious at this point with all its different subtypes.

Until now, the only people who could receive the bivalent vaccine were healthcare workers, those over the age of 70, and those with deficient immunity.

Under Secretary of Public Health, Christopher Squiresaid that “this is a disease that is concentrated today, with severe cases of it, a lot in the elderly. Therefore, it is very important that older people get this vaccine as soon as possible. And caregivers and long-living centers help us so that this vaccination can reach all the elderly in the country, because in this way, we will be more prepared for this virus, which will continue to be with us.

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Similarly, the portfolio explained that between this Monday, November 14, and Sunday, November 20, the fourth dose will be applied to anyone over the age of three who has received their reinforcement dose by June 26 this year.

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